{Decorating} Mixing and Layering Patterns and Colors

colorful bedroom

Colorful bedroom via BHG Do you like the look of layered patterns in a room? When it is done well, I think mixed patterns can give a room a special warmth and unique personality you just can't get with a more subtle or "play it safe" scheme of … ** Read more **

Style Tips: Thrift Store Character

thrift store wire crate

If there is one thing you can do to make a house a home, other than be surrounded by family and precious memories, it's to add unexpected character to show some personal style.  Having all the basic furniture and expected accessories, like chairs and … ** Read more **

Small House? Solutions for More Space {and a small space linky!}

small house

BHG Small Space Organization Ideas This image from Better Homes & Gardens is one of my favorite small rooms. Not only do I love how this room looks, I love how it functions. It has so many solutions for small spaces. The furniture has … ** Read more **

Inspired Holidays {Day 10}:: Tips for Mantels & Display Shelves

traditional fall mantel

Uncommon Ground Do you study mantels and display shelves like I do? Here is a round up of ideas for Fall mantels and display shelves from my inspiration files. I shared a few mantel tips last year as well with my own Christmas mantel. I like … ** Read more **

Decorating a Coffee Table {4 Easy Styling Tips}

Decorating a coffee table Pottery Barn always has the perfect tabletop styling for their coffee and console tables. Here are four tips I've learned from observing Pottery Barn catalogs! 1. Remember "over and under." Pottery Barn is a master at … ** Read more **

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 5}:
Layering Rugs over Carpet

Do you hate carpet? I have to stop short of saying I hate my carpet because I know it could be worse. I'm trying to be grateful for what I have. And it least it is a neutral. But nevertheless, it is carpet and I'm not a fan. My old house had … ** Read more **